That time when Scandal and Liana set up a date for Bane, a criminal and a murderer, the first date he’s ever been on in his entire life, with a sex-worker no less, and he showed he respected women and understood what it means to be a gentleman better than most living men (and those who are comic book fans in particular).

Secret Six Vol. 3, issues #30, #34, and #36 (2008-2011)

Writer: Gail Simone
Illustrators: Nicola Scott, Doug Hazelwood, Jim Calafiore, Duc Nguyen
Colourists: Jason Wright, John Kalisz
Letterers: Travis Lanham
Editors: Sean Ryan, Rachel Gluckstern

Written by Chuck Dixon
Art by Julian Lopez, Carlos Rodriquez & Bit
Cover by Jim Calafiore
In this new title collecting BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #6-10, the Outsiders’ latest mission ends up stranding one of their own in space while the rest of the team fights for their lives behind Chinese borders! But can the struggling team learn to rely on its biggest loose cannon?
Advance-solicited; on sale February 18 ‘‘‘€šÂ¬Ã‚¢ 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US


Some highlights from Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Gallery, published by DC Comics, 1996. Pin-ups by:

Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding

Eduardo Barreto

Walter Simonson

John Byrne and Walter Simonson

Tom Mandrake

Steve Crespo and Rudy Nebres

Jim Calafiore and John Dell

J.H. Williams III and Mick Gray

Sal Velluto and Mark McKenna

Mitch O’Connell and Rick Taylor